This is a repost from last week...
***edited to add*** I am joining Melissa at The Inspired Room gallery wall linky party. Be sure and check out all the other fabulousness. Also, forgive me, I don't know how to add her cute little blog button to my post page...hey I'm new..it's a process people! Also, also, this is my very FIRST home decorating project so please be kind! Thank you all for visiting.
...picture it...small town-medium sized state...circa 1998, we have just moved into this house after downsizing from our 'family' home. Our children having had the audacity to grow up, leave home and have lives of their own.
Our dining room is small, very small. My mothers' china cabinet and our little round table with four chairs is all that can fit in there. Although the room is open to the living room and has a large window it is still very dark. Trying to have a holiday dinner in there is difficult as I can't use the table extension and there is not enough area to move around in. It's o.k. though as it is more of a place for stuff than a real dining room. Until now...
(note to self, make sure all the crap is off the dining room table before you take a picture of the mirrors.)
Recently I have had the urge to make some changes around here and I decided to do over, make over, the dining room. It didn't need painting as it was done a few years ago and still looks good despite the myriad of tiny nail holes. Formerly this wall had a small plate rack with three plates in it which I have changed out to include the mirrors, a small collection that my daughter left behind, and the frames which are thrift store finds painted white and distressed. The only cost was the large mirror which was intended for a different room and was $20. The mercury glass was a gift at Christmas as was the little birdie mirror. The only thing that doesn't feel right is that little birdie mirror but I will keep it up for awhile and see.
Yesterday I painted an old shutter French Blue and after it is distressed I will show you what I have planned for it in here too. So what do you think? Too much? Too busy?? be kind!